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Ace-tan by Yamino Ace-tan by Yamino
There are gijinkas of nearly everything, but I'm not sure if this has been done before.

For those wondering, Ace-tan is inspired by the Asexual flag:


You can read more about asexuality on AVEN: [link]
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:icona-gray-phantom:
A-Gray-Phantom Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
She's cute!
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:iconlyraharp:
LyraHarp Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
You're a good artist. :) (Smile) I like that asexuality is slowly becoming a valid orientation. Clap (I'm not asexual, but I do believe that asexuality is real. I am a dummy! )
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Lilyshade13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Super cute~! ^_^
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
she's cute :3
holy crap and i learned a new word today; so there IS a word for anthropomorphising a concept!!!
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flutterby-photos Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
I would totally hang out with her.

Btw, I like how all the asexuals in the comments love it and all the others are getting offended for us lol.
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bluebauble Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
LOVE the saddle shoes! I've always wanted a pair!

This is such a cute idea..I might draw one too. :iconavencakeplz: for you!
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Sammy-KanjiKodomo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it, being a asexual myself(hetroromantic), and, purple is one of my fav colors! It looks very pretty!
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Astralstonekeeper Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Does she like cake? :lol: (since I've seen cake as an icon in the asexual community so I think that would go along well with her design)

Nice job ^^
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photonerd16 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I love this, purple has always been my favorite color and I am a hetromantic asexual/demisexual so it works for me on all levels!
Nicely done :handshake: :highfive: :dance: :love: :dance:
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BuzzyBuzz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This
Is
AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Good work! is that the ace ring on her hand? It's on the ring finger instead of the middle so I want to see if it is.
This is so awesome, I never expected to see asexual related stuff in your gallery! (I just finished reading your webcomic, I found it today). YAY! :iconavencakeplz:
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:iconyamino:
Yamino Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know what an ace ring is, I think I just wanted her to have more silver/grey in her design, and it seemed fitting for her to have some jewelry. XD

*asexual high-five*
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BuzzyBuzz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Interface Designer
If you wear a black band on your right middle finger, it represents that you are asexual.
That is cool! *asexual high five back*
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NanashiFox Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Go go Asexual Visibility! :D
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Choco-la-te Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
is she a -tan of the flag...?
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! Ace pride! :thumbsup:
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DJPantsu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I love her design, its very tasteful and fun! Not oversexualized or needing to be overanalyzed even in the slightest!
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DarAeryll Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the interesting read.
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DarAeryll Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the interesting read.
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Flower-K-Owl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
I like how her monochromatic/slightly gray color scheme reminds me (a straight female), of being in the middle, or neutral. like straight=white and black=gay, so this would be asexual.

just my thoughts.
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Daiacos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
I think that perhaps you could define her as your "demisexual persona" or something that relates more to you than to a whole comunnity. Because honestly, I don't want to be linked to this gijinka whenever I mention my sexuality, I already have a difficult time mentioning it at all.
I'm not mad, just a little hurt and sad because it has happened already.
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Yamino Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You don't have to be linked to it at all, nobody is forcing anything on you. =)
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hrhtomas Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
I admit that I'm no expert in either gijinkas or Asexuality, but I think there's something a little... topsy turvy about an Asexual gijinka. The design of most gijinkas are based on idealized feminine traits or straight-up sex appeal to draw in people's attention. Asexuals by definition respond differently to femininity and sex appeal. In that context, an Asexual gijinka seems almost like a flag for the colorblind; members of the community see it differently from outsiders.

Speaking as a heterosexual male, I find Ace-tan to be very sexy, even though her every detail screams, "Let's just be friends."
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batlesbo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I thought it was a gijinka of Twilight Sparkle at first sight 8D
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:iconyamino:
Yamino Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've been thinking a lot about doing pony gijinkas, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. XD
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batlesbo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I know you'll do it someday =D
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NileCrocodile Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is really cute; you did a great job distributing the colors. I really like her shoes. You know, I've definitely heard the word "gijinka" before, but I'm not quite sure what it means...?

My friend is asexual - we call her "ace fighter pilot."
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Astralstonekeeper Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
"Gijinka" is essentially the japanese word for "Personification" (I believe "Jin" means 'human' and "ka" means 'of'. "Gi" might mean something like 'form' but I'm just going off the top of my head right now so I'm not entirely sure.) Gijinka are just that-- characters meant to represent humanized forms of something non-human.

In the fandom community this often refers to Pokemon or Digimon personifications, but in the literal sense it means anything personified.
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mybrokenlocket Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
This is really cool! Thanks for adding the info about the flag and the link.
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NataschaSikkema Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Cool!
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Koshou Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't... understand how you thought this would be a good idea. with all due respect.

imo this is kind of offensive :/ I'm not asexual but I feel like this kind of sends the message that asexual people have certain universal traits, which doesn't make sense and kind of defeats the purpose of the whole social justice thing.

honestly I think the only reason people aren't getting really pissed about this is because the actual portrayal and subject matter itself is pretty neutral, (for lack of a better word) and most people aren't aware of the facts about/don't have any strong feelings about asexuals and asexuality. if you tried the same thing with homosexuality or heterosexuality there would be blood in the streets.

I understand that you're probably just having fun with this but I think you should know that it could easily turn ugly!
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Phoenshire Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
butting in here, three years later: I'm an asexual and quite honestly I think the gijinka's cute. It's just a personification, how ONE PERSON would see the general concept of asexuality. This is a creative way of putting the word out there that asexuals EXIST. That is what's important to us even still, three years later.

I don't understand why everyone's getting their panties in a bunch about it. It's a good drawing and it's out there to make people aware that we exist, that we're just normal people just like anyone else.
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Yamino Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If it does "turn ugly" I would take all responsibility for it. But as for myself and my other ace friends, they have all had positive reactions to the picture. There are very few artists here who post about it asexuality, and the few who do probably aren't senior members. I'm using my art as a platform to spread awareness.

This character obviously isn't meant to represent all traits of all asexual people. She's pretty non-descript as it is. You could assign whatever personality you wanted to her.
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Koshou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
...honestly I'm kind of disappointed to hear the classic "me and my friends aren't offended" and "obviously it's not meant to be X" stuff from you.

I'm sorry if I'm just reading that wrong but I have to be honest and that's what it sounds like :( but oh well.
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:iconyamino:
Yamino Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I wrote a long response here: [link]
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JadineR Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
She looks so MOD <3
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iowaguy1979 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
asexuality is not having sexual interest in either gender, if I'm right?
kind of a hard thing to quantify in a drawing...
Maybe it's because I'm stupid, but, I am having a hard time understanding how this could relate to a "lack of interest in and desire for sex" -Wikipedia.
Aside from that, great job, up to your usual standards :)
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Ninapedia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ah! I've never seen an Ace gijinka before! So excited~! I love that you included books, and ink pen, and glasses because, personally, those are some of my favourite things.
I'm demisexual and I approve of this SO HARD.
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Yamino Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One thing I've found in common with all my ace friends (and myself, also demisexual) is that they are all REALLY obsessed with fandom, particularly with reading and writing, and/or viewing and creating fanart.

Of course, you could say that about almost all my friends, I sort of live in a fandom bubble. But I do think there's a trend that asexuals pour their energy and attention into other things (such as fandom) even more than sexuals do.
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Ninapedia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Agreed! Most of my gray-a and ace friends- myself included- all to be heavily involved in some sort of fandom. I'm sure it's not JUST an ace thing, but it's silly how we all seem to gravitate toward these things :D
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bloodrosesarered Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
I-I-I.. ;A;
THIS IS GREAT!
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Nevesmose Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
D'aww. I like the hat, particularly. :meow:
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
love the drawing but what's a gijinka?? and what is she a gijinka of? guess i should just look it up... :confused:
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:iconyamino:
Yamino Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A gajinka is a personified idea/thing that isn't originally a person. People make gajinka versions of Pokemon, or countries (ie. Hetalia) or OS systems.

This particular girl is a gajinka of Asexuality- in other words, asexuality personified. A lot of asexuals refer to themselves as "Ace." =)
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
ahh, i looked it up, i get it!
yeah i know the ace terminology, i just didn't put it together, the color scheme, what a gijinka was, etc. i'm so smart, la la la
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Red-Hime Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
.....Acetone..?
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SergeantGrif Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
what's she a gijinka of?
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:iconyamino:
Yamino Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Asexuality. =)
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:iconsongwind:
Songwind Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, okay. I was trying to find a spade or a club in that design somewhere....
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SergeantGrif Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
oh, cool. that may or may not apply to me.
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NachoSammich Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student General Artist
This is AMAZING! Lovelovelovelove
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